The Balls On These Guys, Part II

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

Yesterday the San Diego Padres won their 10th straight game. They didn't just win it, they had an improbable comeback against a division rival on the road. They trailed 7-1 entering the top of the 8th inning. They scored five runs in the eighth, then tied the game with another ...

Peavy To The Other Chicago Team?

Thursday, May 21st, 2009

The Chicago White Sox have thrown their hat into the Jake Peavy Sweepstakes. And I continue to use mixed metaphors. Tough day all around. Look, Phillips has said again and again and again and again that Peavy ain't going anywhere, but that's not really the point anymore. There are always going ...

The Balls On These Guys

Sunday, April 12th, 2009

Several times over the past few months I've opined about the San Diego Padres and how they've basically given their fans a huge shit sandwich over the past two years. And after all that, after doing everything they could to alienate the fanbase, kill local support and piss me off ...

Do You Believe In Underwhelming Performances?

Monday, March 23rd, 2009

It's a trying time in America. We're facing economic ruin, have enemies out there who want us to suffer and our standing in the world has diminished precipitously over the past decade. No one really feels that great about themselves right now. Facing those overwhelming obstacles, we all needed an ...

Padres, Cubs Set To Quit Each Other

Thursday, December 11th, 2008

This might be the most insufferably boring edition of the Winter Meetings in years. So far there have been virtually no big stories. I mean what have we gotten? The Yankees handed out far too much money. WOW, that is news. The Mets got two closers and plan to make ...

F–king Padres

Wednesday, November 12th, 2008

It doesn't take a genius to see the San Diego Padres aren't a rich team. But they aren't a poor team either. Yet suddenly they're dumping good players left and right. Well, they're dumping both good players because of "salary concerns" even though everyone knows the team is dumping salary ...

Breaking News: Phillips Family May Turn In Padres Season Tickets

Monday, November 10th, 2008

This one just came hot off the wire and it's a doozy. My family, long-time San Diego Padres fans and franchise supporters through thick and thin, may not renew our season tickets for next season. I don't know if I can adequately explain how much of an indictment that is ...

Peavy May Not Be Traded After All

Thursday, November 6th, 2008

ESPN's Buster Olney - you know, the guy we've called a moron several times - is now reporting that the San Diego Padres are prepared to keep 2007 Cy Young Award winner Jake Peavy if they can't get equal value in return for the right-hander. Um, duh. Kinda funny how we ...